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Aug
3
Fri
THEN NOW Painting and Drawings by Dianne Wolter @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Aug 3 – Oct 5 all-day
THEN NOW Painting and Drawings by Dianne Wolter @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

THEN NOW

Featuring Dianne Wolter’s paintings and sculptures.

August 3- October 5, 2018

Reception September 8, 3-5PM

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Painting provides me a process driven opportunity to experiment, discover, manipulate, play, and sometimes even tell a story. I value mark making and like to see evidence of the history of the process in the finished painting. Narrative has been a component of my art that allows me to ask questions and make observations. I use whimsy as a means to enliven or to soften the content. Recurring themes and images return to new environments. Images that possess a personal iconography are infused with content from experiences and memories that hold power. I begin by creating an active ground plane, and then working out to the surface, sometimes finding rather than imposing imagery. I enjoy working figuratively, layering, searching for ideas and inspiration from the manipulation of the media, and often but not always embracing a narrative.

Adding papier-mâché sculpture to my studio involvement has been a logical and natural extension to my previous singular focus of two-dimensional work.  The process is reductive, starting with foam forms that have been created by gluing construction foam into blocks that can be carved. Papier-mâché mulch and layers of paper finish off the surfaces and ease transitions and contours. The torn paper can communicate a new narrative while holding onto its past. I find myself stacking forms which is another way of layering, bringing elements together in proximity or support, contrasting familiar with fantastic.

BIO

Dianne Wolter graduated from Michigan State University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a teaching certificate. Teaching and studio involvement have been the focus of her professional life since then.  She concentrated on fabric collage for the first 14 years of her creative journey, teaching it in public schools throughout southern Michigan sponsored by the Michigan Council for the Arts. In 1979, Wolter began teaching after school art classes in her home studio to area children. Sharing her studio with children was a rewarding and meaningful opportunity. To concentrate more fully on her own art, she retired from teaching in 2002 to focus more on painting. A whim to make a cat riding on a unicycle introduced sculpture as an additional interest. Since then, Wolter has been enjoying both sculpture and painting.

For more information about Dianne’s work please visit her website:

http://www.diannewolter.com/

Sep
25
Tue
Jesse Reed Visiting Artist Lecture @ 109 South Kedzie Hall
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jesse Reed Visiting Artist Lecture @ 109 South Kedzie Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

JESSE REED / SEPTEMBER 25 / 109 S KEDZIE / 6PM

Jesse Reed is a graphic designer living and working in New York City. He co-founded the independent publishing imprint, Standards Manual, in 2014 and is currently a partner at the Design Consultancy, Order.

For more information about Jesse Reed’s work please visit:

http://jessereedfromohio.com/

Oct
8
Mon
Zig Jackson Visiting Artist Lecture @ B310 Wells Hall
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Zig Jackson Visiting Artist Lecture @ B310 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

ZIG JACKSON / OCTOBER 8 / B310 WELLS / 7PM

Photographer and Professor at SCAD, Zig Jackson identifies and tackles issues that sometimes radically different Native American tribes have in common such as how to deal with tourism. marketing, myth, traditions, and stereotyping. He uses his work to raise awareness about cultural identity, representation, and appropriation to touch on issues like paternalism, sovereignty, and commodification.

For more information about Zig Jackson, please visit:

http://www.risingbuffaloarts.com/bio.html

Oct
16
Tue
Del Harrow Visiting Artist Lecture @ 109 South Kedzie Hall
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Del Harrow Visiting Artist Lecture @ 109 South Kedzie Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

DEL HARROW/ OCTOBER 16 / 109 S KEDZIE / 6PM

Spanning the genres of sculpture, ceramics and design, Del Harrow is an Associate Professor at CSU. His art practice integrates traditional manual and skill-based forming processes with digital fabrication technology. His work is an ongoing exploration of the possibility that a tactile physical form might contain, creating sites for the imagination and the thinking of thoughts.

For more information about Del Harrow, please visit:

del harrow

Oct
25
Thu
Renée Mussai Visiting Scholar Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Renée Mussai Visiting Scholar Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

RENEE MUSSAI / OCTOBER 25 / 107 S KEDZIE / 6PM

London-based curator, writer, and art historian, Renée Mussai is Curator and head of Archive at Autograph ABP, an arts charity that works internationally in photography and film, addressing themes of cultural identity, race, representation and human rights.

 

Nov
2
Fri
2018 Art History and Visual Culture Alumni Symposium @ MSU Library, 4th Floor Green Room
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2018 Art History and Visual Culture Alumni Symposium @ MSU Library, 4th Floor Green Room

Join the Department of Art, Art History, and Design on Friday, November 2 from 2-4pm in the MSU Main Library 4th Floor Green Room for the Biennial Art History and Visual Culture Alumni Symposium. This is an opportunity to hear from MSU Alumni pursuing careers in a variety of arts and culture related fields.

Eric Booker: Education and outreach at the Studio Museum, New York
Sydney Richards: Matthaei Gardens at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Janine Yorimoto Boldt: Curator at American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia
Lisa Wolter: Vice President of ArtsWave Community Campaign, Cincinnati

Nov
5
Mon
Titus Kaphar Visiting Artist Lecture @ MSU Union Ball Room
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Titus Kaphar Visiting Artist Lecture @ MSU Union Ball Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

TITUS KAPHAR / NOVEMBER 5 / MSU Union Ball Room /6PM
Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Titus Kaphar lives and works on the east coast. Kaphar’s
mixed media work, speaks to the most vital discussions happening around race,
diversity, and reconciliation in the U.S. Kaphar exposes how all depictions, no matter
how personal or grandiose, are always fictional, imperfect, and capable of being
remade. He is the distinguished recipient of the Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence
Fellowship as well as the 2015 Creative Capital Award and 2016 Rauschenberg Artist
as Activist Fellowship.

For more information about Titus Kaphar, please visit:

https://kapharstudio.com/

Nov
29
Thu
Dr. Stephen Eisenman Visiting Scholar Lecture @ MSU Library, 4th Floor Green Room
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dr. Stephen Eisenman Visiting Scholar Lecture @ MSU Library, 4th Floor Green Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

DR STEPHEN EISENMAN / NOVEMBER 29 / MSU LIBRARY GREEN ROOM / 6PM

Dr. Stephen Eisenman is a Professor of Art History at Northwestern. Eisenman is the author of nine books, including most recently Zooicide, with the artist Sue Coe. Eisenman has also curated and reviewed exhibitions, written articles and op-eds. Eisenman will present the keynote lecture for the 2018 Art History & Visual Culture Symposium.

Dec
6
Thu
Experiments in Digital Video– Screening Fall 2018 @ Studio 60 Theatre, MSU Auditorium, Room 60
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Experiments in Digital Video-- Screening Fall 2018 @ Studio 60 Theatre, MSU Auditorium, Room 60 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Experiments in Digital Video – Screening Fall 2018
This video screening proudly presents a series of works produced by Experiments in Digital Video students during Fall 2018.  In this class, students were offered an introduction to core skills and concepts used in digital video production, with an emphasis on art-making, conceptual thinking and experimentation. This screening will feature films by Andrew Hudson, Fabian Alvarado, Davzee Card, Ian Deatrick, Anna Warbel, Emily Caldwell, Hannah Blaz, Miranda Buck, and Katrina-Monica Zaccarias Carulla.
Thursday, Dec 6 – 8 PM
STUDIO 60 THEATRE
MSU AUDITORIUM BUILDING Room 60
542 Auditorium Road
STA 384 / Instructor: Adam Brown / TA: Marcos Serafim
Department of Art, Art History and Design
Michigan State University
Dec
8
Sat
MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Class In-Store Signing @ Hollow Mountain Comics
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Class In-Store Signing @ Hollow Mountain Comics | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Fundamentals of Comic Art and Graphic Novel students from this semester will have their work featured at Hollow Mountain Comics and Games in East Lansing, MI. This in-store signing on Saturday, December 8th begins at 12pm and ends at 2pm. Stop-in to purchase a copy of their comic books and get it signed by the artist.